Browse Publications Technical Papers 2009-01-2788

Performance Improvement of DME Diesel Engine with EGR for Micro Cogeneration System 2009-01-2788

The main objectives of this research are to establish the practical use of DME (Dimethyl ether) diesel engine with high performance and clear the emission regulation in urban area by securing a stable DME supply system and the engine durability and reliability. In this research, the fuel injection system including a fuel supply system that provides a long-term stable engine operation was developed. The effect of thermal efficiency improvement using larger EGR (Exhaust gas recirculation) was not found by changing injection parameter. The decrease of suction temperature by cooling the EGR was the most effective in thermal efficiency improvement at the target NOx (Oxides of nitrogen) of 100 ppm (13%O2 conversion). With DME, the amount of PM (Particulate matter) with EGR was extremely low compared with diesel fuel. The endurance test was conducted for a continuous operation of 5000hrs and the engine and fuel system durability were achieved.


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